Sea Level

Alice James Books, 1990, 62 pp., ISBN 0-914086-84-7

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“Suzanne Matson’s Sea Level provides us everything we’d expect—skill, authority, emotional strength, delicacy, assurance—in a fourth book, and it’s her first. This is a memorable debut and a book to be read again and again.” —William Matthews

“Matson possesses a talent equal to many of her best contemporaries.” —Harvard Book Review

“I would rate Sea Level among the very best of the collections Alice James Books has done. . . .” —Brendan Galvin in Shenandoah

“These delicately crafted poems treat the lives of women as precious fossil, examining what is known and given, and imagining what is not. . . . This is a remarkable first book.” —Calyx